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 Erika Butler
USSF "National D" Coaching License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
BA Loyola University
Former Student Assistant Coach Loyola University Women's Team

"I want to lead, inspire and help players accomplish their goals on and off the field. I love the game of soccer and I enjoy making kids better players and individuals"

Coaching Experience
18 Years at Elite Soccer.

Playing Experience:
Loyola University
All Midwestern Collegiate Conference-MCC Team
Fremd High School
Daily Herald All Area Team, All Conference, Daily Herald All-Academic Team
Fremd High School "Athlete of the Year"
Illinois ODP State Team Player
Ela Alliance-3 Illinois State Cup Championships

Favorite Sports Teams:
Manchester United, Women's National Team, Ohio State Football 
Wes Black
USSF "National D" Coaching License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
BA Northern Illinois University

Coaching Experience
7 years Coaching

Playing Experience:
Metro League
Hoffman Estates HS
Jacobs HS
Schaumburg Soccer Club
Favorite teams:
Jamaican National Team, Chicago Bears, 

Chris Cassidy
USSF "National D" Coaching License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
UIUC - BS Chemistry; MS Teaching of Chemistry
Chemistry Teacher-Hersey High School

Coaching Experience
Hersey HS boys and girls coach 1999-2015, freshmen through varsity levels
Elite SC coach U14-U19 2009-2011

"I see certain traits in my students who are also athletes. They persevere when success is not immediate.  They are resilient in the face of adversity.  They know how to work cooperatively, demanding commitment and discipline from themselves and others.  My experience leads me to believe that these qualities are fostered by the growth that competitive sports provide.  I love to watch young players grow in confidence and decision making ability while they play and learn the game."  

Playing Experience
St. Joseph HS

Markus Fiordaliso
USSF "National D" Coaching License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
Loyola University, BA Finance/Economics
Buffalo Grove High School

"As a former division I soccer player I have learned the significance of hard work and determination. As a result, I have become a driven individual who strives to be successful in all aspects.I want to share my passion for soccer with my players but more importantly I want to help teach life skills in training and games that can be applied off the field.

Playing Experience
Loyola University Division I
Buffalo Grove High School(2 time All Conference, 2 time Daily Herald All Area, 2 time All Sectional, 2x Team MVP)
Grove United SC
Favorite teams:
BvB, USMNT, Chicago Bulls




John Fox
USSF "National D" Coaching License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
BA-Santa Clara University
Teacher at London Middle School
Former Head coach AtIngraham High School in Seattle

"Coaching includes so many great elements. I love teaching kids to do something well and seeing how much fun they have as they become better.Being around a game that has been such a part of my life is constantly rewarding when I see young players develop this same passion"

Playing Experience:
Santa Clara University Club Soccer
Columbia Eagles Soccer Club-Seattle
Favorite Sports Team:
US Mens National Team, Oakland Raiders

Julie Johnston
USSF "National D" Coaching License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
BA-Communications-Western Michigan University

"It's rewarding to help kids improve as individuals and as a team. I also like knowing I have been a positive influence in laying a foundation for their future in athletics."

Playing Experience:
Western Michigan University
Michigan Hawks S.C.
Lakeview High School
Team Captain 2 years,All city 4 years,All city captain 3 years,All conference 2 years,All state 2 years,Team won city championship 4 years
Team won regionals 3 years
Favorite Sports Team:
Manchester City




Tom Johnston
USSF "National D" Coaching License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
BA-Penn State University

"I believe players play their best when having fun. I love seeing individual players improve as a result of well-designed training sessions and apply their skills in games. I hope to be a good influence in their lives"

Playing Experience:
1995-1998 Penn State University
1995-1996 Big Ten Scholar Athlete Award,
Hersey High School
All Conference, Daily Herald All Area
Chicago Pegasus SC-5 Illinois State Cup Championships
Favorite Sports Team:
Tottenham Hotspur, Chicago Blackhawks
Eric Love
USSF "Nattional C" Coaching License
USYSA "National Youth License"
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
Augustana College-Business Administration-Marketing & Management

Playing Experience:
Augustana College

"Soccer is a universal game that requires both physical and mental demands. I love coaching soccer at all levels because there is always more to learn. Working with the 3 & 4 year old soccer players is rewarding because you are introducing them to a game that they can enjoy and could impact the rest of their life! That same enthusiasm continues into the youth travel programs with Elite Soccer as players start to learn soccer skills and life lessons during practice & games. Once you get to the higher levels, coaching is rewarding because you can truly see the intensity that a sport has on the field while combining that friendship which teammates never lose."

Buffalo Grove HS
IHSA 2nd in State, 2-time Team Captain, 2-time Leading Scorer, 2-time MSL All-Conference, 2-time Daily,Herald All-Area, IHSA All-Sectional, Chicago Tribune All-State,IHSA All-State Tournament Team

Favorite Sports Teams:
Basketball...and I love the Bulls.
Brian McBride
USSF "National B" License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
St. Louis University
US Soccer"Hall of Fame"
Buffalo Grove High School

Playing Experience:
Career Highlights Click Here
3 World Cups for the USMNT
USMNT-95 CAPS, 30 international goals
Fulham,Chicago Fire,Columbus Crew
Favorite Sports Team:
USMNT
Tony Meza
USSF National License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
Eastern Illinois University
Kinesiology and Sports Studies-Exercise Science

"Soccer is more than just putting on a pair of cleats and kicking a soccer ball. Coaching allows me to not only develop player tactics and skills, but it allows me to develop traits, and personalities, which will bring success on and off the field."

Previous Coaching Experience
Downers Grove Road Runners
Charleston High School
Step-Ahead
Elgin Pumas

Playing Experience:
Eastern Illinois University Men’s Soccer (2012-2015)
Chicago Magic Academy PSG (2009- 2012)
Dundee- Crown High School (2008-2011)
U-15 USMNT Player Pool (2008)
Robert Moore 
USSF National License 
BA from Augustana College 

"To be able to help kids not only become better soccer players, but better people is truly an honor and privilege. The fact that I get to coach the sport I love and be able to teach everything I learn to players every day is a dream come true."

Coaching Experience 
Oak Brook Soccer Club
Kopion Soccer Club 
Westmont Yard/Lil Kickers

Playing Experience
Montini Catholic High School Men's Varsity Soccer (2006-2010)
-2x Captain, -2x All-Conference Athlete, 4x All-Academic Athlete, Daily Herald All-Area Team, Augustana College Men's Varsity Soccer (2010-2012), Augustana College Men's Club Soccer (2012-2014), Co-Founder and Vice President, Captain 
Gonzo Nunez

USSF "D" Coaching License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
Harper Junior College
University of Illinois at Chicago

“Coaching provides me with the opportunity to teach life lesson that players can apply on and off the pitch. This sport has provided me with amazing memories and valuable skills that will continue to grow throughout my coaching career.”

Playing Experience:
Harper College – Captain, 1stTeam All-Regional
Grove United Soccer Association
Adlai E. Stevenson High School-All-Conference

Favorite Sports Team:
FC Barcelona, Chelsea F.C, Chicago Bulls


Josh Robinson
USSF "D" License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
IHSA Certified Coach
Metea Valley Varsity Boys Head Coach
14 years Coaching Experience
History Teacher-Metea Valley
BA, University of Illinois, Chicago

"My favorite aspect of coaching is building relationships with my players and families.As we go through the journey together, I want my players to understand hopes and dreams will never improve their skills.I believe the right actions and commitment always will.The idea of "goal getting" over "goal setting" is what I want my players to embrace."

Playing Experience
NCAA Division I, University of Illinois, Chicago
Horizon League Academic Honor Roll
Horizon League Conference Champion, NCAA Sweet 16
St Charles High School:MVP while earning Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune Second Team All-State accolades.Was also selected to the Daily Herald's All-Area Team, the Upstate Eight All-Conference squad and the Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State Team

Favorite Sports Teams
Barcelona, Chicago Cubs
Dan Reynolds
USSF "National D" License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
NSCAA National license
USSF Youth U8-U10 & U10-U12 modules
Harper-Communications Degree

"The opportunity to instruct young competitive players to build their self-confidence, guide them through the steps to progress and develop skills, while having FUN around the beautiful game of soccer is an AWESOME joy for me as a coach. Providing a safe soccer environment to try your best, be encouraged for effort, and learn the strengths a young player has to offer, while having FUN are sound life lessons. Allow mistakes to grow, educate about the choices to make and praise for the successes obtained (more than just a goal) from effort."

Playing Experience:
Harper Junior College
Wheeling HS-MSL Soccer Bowl Title
Real FC57-State Cup Champions
Favorite Sports Team:
FC Barcelona
Jenna Samp
USSF "National D" Coaching License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
BA-University of Wisconsin Whitewater
MA-Elmhurst College
Teacher York High School

"I am a coach because of my passion, love and giving back to the game. My coaching philosophy is fostering an environment for my players to be confident, successful, and build good character on and off the playing field. I allow my players to feel confident giving them a sense of accomplishment that enables my players to grow. I always provide an opportunity to develop their skills and create a learning environment that is constantly challenging and enjoyable!"

Playing Experience:
University of Wisconsin Whitewater
Palatine HS

Favorite Sports Team:
USWNT


Gabe Soto
USSF "National" Coaching License
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
BS-Illinois State University
MA-Concordia University
Physical Education Teacher District 102
 
“I strive to create an environment that fosters individual player growth, while also developing an understanding of the importance of team play.Soccer has taught me so much on and off the pitch, and I hope my players can learn the same valuable lessons I’ve experienced.”
 
Playing Experience:
Illinois State University Club Soccer
Wheeling High School. - 2 time All-Conference
Eclipse Select
Real F.C.
Favorite Sports Team:
Arsenal
Phil Stephens

NSCAA’s Advance National Diploma
NSCAA’s Director of Coaching course
PCA "Double Goal Coach" Certified
Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma
NSCAA’s National Diploma
USSF "National D" License
CAA's GK 1 & 2
Illinois Youth Soccer Goal Keeper training course
National Youth “Y” License, US Youth Soccer,
USSF North Texas State Soccer Association National “D” License
Master’s Degree in Coaching Education, Ohio University, Projected Spring 2014 Graduation
Masters of Science, Financial Management, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 1996
Bachelors of Science, Business Management, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL 1986

"I feel it's both an honor and great responsibility to lead and guide athletes through the sport of soccer.What a great opportunity to teach life lessons!I love seeing the players grow both individually and as a team."

Favorite Sports Team:
Tottenham Hotspurts

Tim Shuda
USSF National D Coaching License

"Coaching gives me the opportunity to teach young kids the best way I know how, through soccer. Being able to develop youth soccer players on and off the field is something I take a lot of pride in and I love have a direct impact on their lives."

Coaching Experience:
West Chicago High School
Downers Grove South High School
Huntley High School
Lyons Township Soccer Club

Playing Experience:
West Chicago Community High School
All Sectional Team
All Conference
Daily Herald All Area Team

Favorite Sports Teams:
USMNT
Chicago White Sox

Club Administrators

Shawn Mongoven
Club Adminstrator

[email protected]
773-957-5608

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